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New PELCO easiGlow™ Glow Discharge Cleaning System!

Now Available in the EPIC-BioCryo Facility, Silverman Hall, Room B-540!


Optimized for cleaning TEM grids!

For the NUANCE user, it will take less than two minutes to use the instrument from the time you turn it on, to the time you have a hydrophilic/clean grid.  It's really an easy instrument to use, prior to your session or sample prep. The cleaning process can help to clear up hydrocarbons that build up on grids over time and cause contamination artifacts in images. 

For one of the most common glow discharge applications, making TEM support films or grids hydrophilic using air, the PELCO easiGlow™ uses an automated and quick cycle with fully selectable parameters. The microprocessor controlled system also offers full manual control for all parameters and an advanced protocol programming feature for custom designed glow discharge applications. Parameters and protocols can be stored to facilitate consistent glow discharge results.  The PELCO easiGlow™ Glow Discharge Cleaning System is a compact, quick and easy to use standalone system. It is primarily designed for cleaning TEM grids and hydrophilization of TEM carbon support films, which have the tendency to be hydrophobic. A glow discharge treatment with air will make a carbon film surface negatively charged (hydrophilic) which allows aqueous solutions to spread easily.

More information and specifications are available HERE.